un·​re·​mit·​ting | \ ˌən-ri-ˈmi-tiŋ How to pronounce unremitting (audio) \

Definition of unremitting

: not remitting : constant, incessant unremitting pain

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Other Words from unremitting

unremittingly \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈmi-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce unremittingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unremitting in a Sentence

She was recognized for her unremitting efforts to improve the lives of people in her city. unremitting rain that lasted for six days

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But moments of peace and satisfaction are few: the narrative as a whole proves an unremitting saga of physical struggle and bruising misfortune. Caroline Fraser, The New York Review of Books, "‘Our Bodies Were Born into Hard Labor’," 21 Feb. 2019 The pain is so unbearable at times, so unremitting. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "10 Reasons You Will Be Obsessed With Beanie Feldstein If You Aren't Already," 7 May 2019 But so many others are possessed of a dreadful, unremarked upon sameness, and an unremitting nobility that can leave this reader feeling a bit mutinous. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "What the Living Can Learn by Looking Death Straight in the Eye," 26 June 2018 The film would have been richer if McKay didn’t highlight José and his teammates as such unremitting good guys. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "5 movies you should see this month," 29 June 2018 The cascade of flickering, sometimes unreadable images is so unremitting, despite long stretches of an utterly blank screen, as to be nearly ungraspable. New York Times, "In ‘The Color of Pomegranates,’ the Cinema of the Cryptic," 24 May 2018 The emerging 24-hour news cycle — providing real-time, unremitting coverage of live and current events — swiftly infiltrated households and shaped the American consciousness during and after the Persian Gulf War. Allison Yarrow, Time, "How the ’90s Tricked Women Into Thinking They’d Gained Gender Equality," 13 June 2018 The nature of language is change—relentless, unremitting, remorseless. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, "Sometimes the Language Game Needs a Penalty Box," 6 June 2018 The challenge also includes two of the biggest stars of Hollywood, as action movie stars Chris Pratt and John Krasinski have dared their fans on social media to participate in the unremitting workout. Fox News, "Memorial Day tradition: CrossFit remembers fallen Navy SEAL with a grueling workout challenge," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of unremitting

1670, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2019

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The first known use of unremitting was in 1670

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English Language Learners Definition of unremitting

formal : not stopping or growing weaker

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